Covestro has announced that it will launch a pilot green logistics program with partners in China as part of its efforts to decarbonize the chemical supply chain.

The company says CO2 emissions (scope 3 emissions) that can stem from supply chains, the transport of materials or the processing of raw materials during production make up about 80% of the company’s total emissions and are usually hard to track.

According to a memorandum of understanding signed at Covestro’s booth at the China International Import Expo, the company will work with customers, logistics solution and infrastructure partners, as well as industry organizations to devise new green logistics solutions to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the industry ecosystem.

In the Asia-Pacific region, Covestro reports that approximately 70% of its goods are transported by truck, while in Europe and North America, only about one-third is transported by road in each case, with inland waterways and railroads being used more frequently.